Give an overachiever a strong, sustainable mission with direction and support and the end result will be over the top success. Meet Matthew Liebman, a senior at Cypress Bay High School who formed a campus chapter three years ago. Today it has 400 members. Matthew and the campus chapter members have worked tirelessly fundraising for Habitat for Humanity of Broward, which resulted in a check presentation for $17,000. Additionally, they are donating $2,000 to Habitat’s global work.
“I am so proud of these young adults who have given so much of their time and talents to help families build strength and stability through homeownership,” said Barbara Witte, Development Director for Habitat Broward who guided and cheered on the student team in their fundraising efforts.
Matthew is graduating in June and will be attending Florida State University, where he will get involved in the Tallahassee Habitat affiliate and plans on doing some advocating for affordable workforce housing at our capital.
The robust group of incoming officers at Cypress Bay High School are moving full speed ahead. Newly-elected president, Catalina Garcia, is already planning social media strategies to engage new members, fundraising campaigns, and volunteer opportunities.